May 4, 2013
William Baynham Baker, 65, of Benton died Tuesday April 30, 2013 at The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Funeral services were Thursday at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel.
He was a member of Benton Baptist Church and before retiring was Director of Transportation Distribution for Georgia Gulf in Gluckstadt.
Survivors are his wife; Glo Eckert Baker, mother-in-law Elizabeth Eckert of Benton. cousins; Joe Dale Hartness, Presley Hill, Mary Glass, David Stockstill, and Danny Stockstill, brother-in-law James (Marcia) Eckert of Benton, sisters-in-law Emma Eckert Reed of Douglasville, GA., and Betty Eckert (Ken) Bagwell of Dawsonville, GA., nieces; Ashley Reed Mella, Kara Bagwell Hewatt, and Kristen Eckert Moreno, nephews; Sean Reed, Heath Eckert, and Blake Eckert, who are heading to Yazoo soon to celebrate a life well lived by their Uncle Baynham. And boy did he live a life worth living. He has touched so many by sharing his life experiences. Although he was not a man of many words over the past few years, not by choice but by circumstance, he taught us so many things. I cannot look at a National Geographic or watch The History Channel without thinking of him. He taught me to play poker and beat the best of them at spades. In our family, he was "The Most Interesting Man in The World." He will be missed by many and remembered by many more.
Memorials may be made to: The American Heart Assoc., The American Cancer Society, or the ASPCA.
Clyde L. Seawright, 82, of Bentonia died Tuesday April 30, 2013 at Meadows-Fulton Nursing Home.
Funeral services are today at 11 a.m. at the Stricklin-King Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Bentonia Baptist Cemetery.
He was a retired machinist with AMCO Manufacturing of Yazoo City and a Baptist.
He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie C. Seawright, grandson Ryan Seawright, 3 brothers and one sister.
Survivors are his sons; William M. (Norma) Seawright of Flora, Leonard Carter (Martha) Seawright of Tupelo, Stephen C. Seawright of Bentonia, and Joe Frank (Connie) Seawright of Benton, 7 grandchildren, Angel (Bert) Gregory, Candace (Mark) Pomeroy, Michael Stephen, Jonathan (Julie) Seawright, Corey Seawright, Trevor Seawright, and Russell Seawright, 11 great grandchildren, sisters; Ann (Jimmy) Creswell, Janice (Bud) Adams both of Bentonia, and Beverly Whitehead of Florence.